Out of the Woods

Dr. Didg

Street Music (49k bytes), Street Music (533k bytes)

Dr. Didg

Out of the Woods

Non-traditional Didjeridu

CD and cassette, Playing time 48:05 minutes

Track List:

  1. Street Music - 4:35
  2. Devon - 5:04
  3. Easy - 4:35
  4. King Tut - 4:46
  5. Ever Increasing Circles - 4:45
  6. Under the Influence - 4:28
  7. Say What You Like - 4:10
  8. Rave On - 2:59
  9. Sun Tan - 4:15
  10. Brolga - 7:52

Publisher No.:
(1994) Hannibal - HNCD 1384

American-born Graham Wiggins began teaching himself the didgeridoo while a physics student in Boston thirteen years ago. After years of practice and study, he earned his doctorate in physics at Oxford University. Wiggins' post-doctoral education came directly from the streets of London, where he and a variety of musical partners honed their craft as performers and street musicians. In the process, Wiggins' didgeridoo playing became a favorite on the festival circuit and in the UK club scene. It was in his role as founding member of Outback that Wiggins first gained the attention of American ears. Critically acclaimed for its engaging and accessible fusion of musical styles, the band topped Billboard's World Music chart with the Hannibal albums Baka and Dance the Devil Away. After Outback's break-up, Wiggins journeyed to Australia's Elcho Island where he perfected his advanced didgeridoo performance techniques by living and studying with Aboriginal masters. Upon his return to the UK, he joined former Outback percussionist Ian Campbell and fellow Oxford graduate, guitarist Mark Revell, to form the group that would bear his nickname [Dr. Didj]. After road testing their material on the European festival circuit and in England's renowned rave scene, they recorded Out of the Woods in 1994.

Excellent didjeridu by Graham Wiggins, now with Mark Revell on guitar and Ian Campbell on drums. Graham makes use of looped samples to allow multiple layers of didjeridu playing. Compared with Graham's previous work in his group Outback, these composition are much more lively with a more pop/rock approach and some jazz influences.
Reviewer: John Morfit

Didj meets the Grateful Dead. This album will go down really well with fans of the Dead, and probably not so well with the traditionalists when they hear the final brolga track, where an owned brolga song merges into Dr. Didg's definitely non-traditional style. All round though, this is fun didj music. These tracks are light, catchy and even danceable!
Reviewer: Sean Borman

Graham Wiggins, of Outback fame, has expanded the range of the didjeridu with electric guitar and drums to create a unique rhythmic groove. His influences range from traditionaal to samba to jazz.
Reviewer: The Australian Cultural Experience

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